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The Latest: Police: 6 bodies recovered from fire rubble

Firefighters remain on the scene following an early morning house fire on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Logansport, Ind. Authorities say four children and two adults are unaccounted for following the house fire. Cass County Sheriff Randy Pryor told reporters at the scene in Logansport that the six are still believed to be inside the home that burned early Wednesday. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly house fire in rural northern Indiana (all times local):

5:05 p.m.

Authorities have recovered two more bodies from the rubble of a burned northern Indiana home, bringing the total number to six people.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum tells The Associated Press that crews assisted by cadaver dogs late Wednesday afternoon had found two bodies in addition to those of an adult male, an adult female and two children recovered earlier. He did not know the ages or the genders of the two most recent bodies found.

Slocum says crews still are searching the rubble.

He says the fire was reported about 2 a.m. Wednesday at the rural home about 70 miles (115 kilometers) north of Indianapolis.

Two adults escaped the fire and were taken to a local hospital.

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4:47 p.m.

Authorities have recovered four bodies from the rubble of a burned northern Indiana home where officials believe four children and two adults died.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum said Wednesday afternoon that crews assisted by cadaver dogs so far have found the bodies of an adult male, an adult female and two children. He says crews are still searching the rubble. He didn’t disclose the ages of the persons whose bodies were found

Slocum says the fire was reported about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Cass County Sheriff Randy Pryor says the bodies were found in different parts of the rural home about 70 miles (115 kilometers) north of Indianapolis.

Two adults escaped the fire and were taken to a local hospital. Pryor says they’ve been talking to investigators.

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12:25 p.m.

Authorities say one body has been found so far in a burned northern Indiana home where officials believe four children and two adults died.

State police Sgt. Tony Slocum said late Wednesday morning that crews were still working to search the house just outside Logansport where the fire was reported about 2 a.m. He didn’t know the age or gender of the person found.

State Fire Marshal James Greeson told reporters that three of his investigators were at the scene to help determine what caused the blaze. He says an excavator was pulling apart the structure so that crews could get inside the house.

Slocum says investigators were considering all possibilities to what led up to the fire about 70 miles (115 kilometers) north of Indianapolis.

Two adults escaped the fire and were taken to a local hospital.

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7:30 a.m.

Authorities say four children and two adults are unaccounted for following a house fire in rural northern Indiana.

Cass County Sheriff Randy Pryor told reporters at the scene in Logansport that the six are still believed to be inside the home that burned early Wednesday.

Two adults escaped the fire and were taken to the hospital. Pryor says the children inside ranged in age from infancy to 10 years old.

The Cass County coroner is at the home about 70 miles (115 kilometers) north of Indianapolis, but he can’t confirm any deaths until crews have searched what remains of the home.

Rescuers tried to get into the home as it burned. New Waverly Fire Lt. Steve Crispen describes feeling numb when he heard people were trapped inside.

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